Episode 68: New Attacks, Massive Leaks and Setting Data Breach Records

May 6, 2016

Details on more than 7 million user accounts for Minecraft community Lifeboat were compromised. A German nuclear plant discovered malware on its systems. A ransomware attack hit the Lansing Board of Water and Light. Huge amounts of data were leaked from Canadian gold-mining firm Goldcorp and the Kenya Ministry of Defense. Trending advisories include vulnerabilities in Android, increased extortion and ransomware activity, and massive dumps of user credentials being leaked from several sources. On the legal side, the New York Attorney General announced the state is on pace for a record number of data breach notices this year, a new version of PCI DSS was released, and a hacker claims to have accessed Hillary Clinton's email server. Finally, a 10-year-old boy won a $10,000 bug bounty.

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